Treasures In Unusual Places

Future of the internet, workspaces, and alpha schedule

Apr 18, 2022

Happy Monday ๐Ÿค

This weekend marked the rare intersection of three religious holidays. Happy belated Easter, Pesach, and a blessed Ramadan to everyone!

I’ve spent some time going through the archives of Indie Hackers and to my surprise - found some gems along the way. You’ll find a newsletter about the future of work, money, and cities, one that showcases where inspiring people work, and one exclusively on NFTs. So let’s dig in!

โšก Spotlight

Dror Poleg Newsletter

I always read 3 to 5 issues of a newsletter before writing a description of it. Sometimes I skim a bit and sometimes, like this time, I dig deep. 
I read issue after issue, I shared it with friends, I highlighted quotes, and did not want to stop reading!

It might be the common interest in web3, but Dror does have a lot of insights and knows how to put it all into words that just make sense. In his newsletter, Dror rethinks concepts such as Ponzi schemes or the need for belonging and explores their roles in a current setting. The author discusses the future of work as well as the future of the internet, frequently focusing on socioeconomic effects.

So if topics like Positional Warfare, Rise of the 10x Class, or Stalin in the Metaverse sounds intriguing - subscribe and stay informed about the future of the internet and the money!

๐Ÿ’ก What's New


๐Ÿ–ฅ๏ธ  Workspaces

I was looking for ways to grow this newsletter, so I read fellow makers' posts on Indie Hackers and an ‘appreciation’ post caught my eye. Ryan Gilbert was sharing his first sponsorship for and it got me curious. It’s such a simple concept, but he executed it flawlessly.

Workspaces is a twice-weekly newsletter that lets you peek into the surroundings of other creatives. It features beautiful pictures of the workspace and its surroundings as well as a complimentary list of hardware and software in use.

Subscribe to get new ideas for upgrading your own workspace, find a new tool to use, and discover creators working on interesting things. It’s a no-brainer sub for me!

๐Ÿ•ต๏ธ‍โ™€๏ธ The Curious Bunch

Continuing on the theme of ๐Ÿ“ˆthe newsletter, I would like to introduce you to Vidya, a content writer, and an indie hacker, who not only publishes blog posts on ways to grow newsletter audiences but writes a weekly newsletter herself.

As the author puts it - the goal of this newsletter is to provide you with tools that help you with your everyday life. Every issue consists of a Curious pick, a tool, and a comprehensive review of it, where Vidya introduces its pros and cons together with suggestions for the best ways to use it. And then there’s The Good Stuff - a curation of different resources and tools for your productivity, creativity, and growth. 

All the links are complemented with the author’s original thoughts, adding a personal touch to every piece of information she shares. 

๐Ÿ“ฃ  Alpha Schedule

Not sure if you know, but your girl is a bit of an NFT degenerate. And you can’t simply become one without spending hours and hours in the NFT Twitter Jungle. Sometimes you’ll find a good meme, but other times you will find some alpha!

From notes and insights to news and mint schedule, it aims to be the most useful newsletter for NFT Collectors. You will find trending and overlooked stories, information on new projects, as well as tips and tricks on how to make it in the space. And, most importantly, The author aka American Radass (@MERICAN_RADASS) curates a calendar full of upcoming NFT launches that have already gone through his due diligence.

It might be targeted at people who are already familiar with the space, but once you are, it will definitely keep you up to date!

โ˜๏ธ Worth Reading

“We spend endless hours falling down internet rabbit holes. Caught in a stream of newsletters, podcasts, and Twitter threads, we surf the web, jumping from thought to thought, tab to tab, hoping for an intellectual breakthrough, exhilarated, but exhausted.”

๐Ÿ”ฎ Startupy is a community-curated and owned search engine and infrastructure for a new type of knowledge exchange. It aims to be THE place for founders and creatives to collect and connect the dots. 

And...they have a laid-back newsletter full of very serious ideas! In all honesty, the project is a bit out of this world. Hard to describe in words, but worthy to experience. So I encourage you to engage with the interactive website and then - read the issue to better understand the concept they are creating ๐Ÿ‡๐Ÿ•ณ๏ธ

P.S. It’s still in private beta, but I think it’s something you want to be early in!

๐Ÿ’™๐Ÿ’› On Ukraine


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Have the best week, โœจ
Gabriele (@gjusaityte)

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